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Edible Schoolyard NOLA

Edible Schoolyard NOLA

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Changing the way children and familieseat, learn and live at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans.

Our Champions

ESYNOLA Task Force

The ESYNOLA task force is a group of dedicated volunteers who help shape our programming priorities, offer us expertise, and seek support – both financial and inkind, to make our work possible. We are deeply grateful for their commitment.


Blanche "Dee" McCloskey


Margaret Saer Beer
Dickie Brennan
Sally Brower
Kia Brown
Gretchen Fauria Chase
Randy Fertel
Carro Gardner
Karin Giger
Ashley Graham
Karen Gundlach
Stephanie Feoli
Ryan Indest
Marianne Mumford
Cathy Pierson
Nancy Rutter Clark
Kristin Shannon
Poppy Tooker
David Waggoner

ESYNOLA Major Program Supporters 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Capital One Bank
Ruth U. Fertel Foundation
Ella West Freeman Foundation
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Alison Hartman
Healthy Blue/Anthem Foundation
HUB International Gulf South
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Landscape Images Ltd.
Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Miggy & Jay Monroe
The Rev. and Mrs. Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy II & Brent Becnel
The Murphy Foundation
The New Orleans Town Gardeners Inc.
Newman's Own Foundation
The Octavia Foundation, LLC
David and Lucille Packard Foundation
Cathy and Hunter Pierson
Emily Schoenbaum
Mrs. Bertie D. Smith